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Joost van den Vondel

Joost van den Vondel was a Dutch poet, writer and playwright. He is considered the most prominent Dutch poet and playwright of the 17th century. His plays are the ones from that period that are still most frequently performed, and his epic Joannes de Boetgezant, on the life of John the Baptist, has been called the greatest Dutch epic... Read More

Born17 November 1587
Cologne, Holy Roman Empire
Died5 February 1679 (aged 91)
Amsterdam, Dutch Republic
OccupationWriter, playwright
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